Purpose Section 1. The purpose of PBL is to provide opportunities for postsecondary students to develop business-related career competencies. PBL is an integral part of the instructional program and in addition promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility. Section 2.
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Purpose Section 1. The purpose of PBL is to provide opportunities for postsecondary students to develop business-related career competencies.
PBL is an integral part of the instructional program and in addition promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility. Section 2. The specific goals of PBL are to: develop competent, aggressive business leadership; strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work; create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise; encourage members in the development of individual projects which contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community; develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism; encourage and practice efficient money management; encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty; assist students in the establishment of occupational goals; and facilitate the transition from school to work.
Membership Section 1. PBL membership shall consist of members of chartered local chapters and state members at large where a local chapter does not exist. Individual members must affiliate with a local chapter organized at the school they attend; if no such chapter exists, then the individual member would be considered a member at large within their state chapter.
If no state chapter is established within their state, the individual may select another state with which to affiliate. Active members shall pay dues as established by PBL and may participate in national events, in accordance with the guidelines of the National Awards Program, serve as voting delegates to the National Leadership Conference, hold national office, in accordance with ARTICLE VI , and otherwise represent their state and local chapters as approved by their respective state or local advisers.
Honorary Life Members may be elected to a state or local chapter by a majority vote. Honorary Life members shall not vote or hold office and shall not be required to pay dues. National Honorary Life members shall not vote or hold office and shall not be required to pay dues. Dues and Finance Section 1. National dues based on fiscal reports by the national office, and on recommendations by the national executive council and the board of directors, shall be determined by a majority vote of the local voting delegates at the National Leadership Conference.
National dues of members shall be forwarded directly to the PBL national office or shall be submitted through state chapters at the discretion of the state chapter.
Section 3. Section 4. The association president and chief executive officer shall administer all PBL finances, submit an annual budget to the board of directors for approval, and provide the board of directors and members with an annual audit. Section 5. Organization Section 1. It may be referred to as the board of directors.
Members of the board of directors shall be nominated by state chairpersons and elected by the local FBLA-PBL chapters of their respective regions for three-year terms in accordance with the nominating and voting procedures determined by the board of directors.
There shall be a national executive council that shall make recommendations to the board of directors and perform other duties as prescribed in these bylaws. State chapter charters shall be issued upon approval of the board of directors. A state chapter shall have at least three local chapters with all members holding national membership in PBL and hold one annual meeting to elect state officers and conduct business in order to qualify for a state chapter charter.
Each state chapter shall have a state committee composed of professional educators in the areas of business and office occupations. Section 6.
A state committee chairperson shall be recommended by the association president and chief executive officer and approved by the board of directors. Section 7. A local chapter may have as many special emphasis groups under the chapter charter as it deems necessary to meet the interests of all students. The local chapter of PBL shall assume full responsibility for coordinating the program for these interest groups. Officers and Elections Section 1.
National officers. The national elected officers of PBL shall be a president , executive vice president, vice president of communication, vice president of financial development, and vice president of membership.
Qualifications for National Office. Only active members are eligible to hold national office. Only those applicants who are present at the National Leadership Conference and officially certified by the officer screening committee shall be eligible for nomination.
To be considered for an office in PBL, a candidate shall: 1. If no state chapter submits an applicant for a particular office by the May 15 deadline, then the deadline for the particular office shall be extended to June Applicants for national office who become candidates for office as of the second deadline shall have to prepare a campaign for office like all other candidates, including a requirement to pass the officer screening committee and caucus in state chapter meetings.
If no candidates are submitted for a particular office by the first or second deadline, then candidates may apply for office at the National Leadership Conference and shall comply with all guidelines that other candidates comply with during the conference.
All candidates for national office must be nominated by their respective state chapter at the opening general session of the National Leadership Conference. Only candidates approved by the officer screening committee shall be nominated. The president , executive vice president, vice president of communications, vice president of financial development, and vice president of membership shall be elected annually at a general session of the National Leadership Conference by the local voting delegates.
The national vice presidents representing the regions shall be elected annually at their respective regional meetings at the National Leadership Conference by the local voting delegates of the respective regions. These national officers shall be elected by a ranked ballot vote of the voting delegates. A majority vote shall be required for election. No two national officers shall be elected from the same state chapter.
Unopposed candidates shall not be eliminated because of these restrictions. Term of Office. National officers shall be elected for one year or until their successors are elected or appointed, and their term of office shall begin at the close of the National Leadership Conference at which they were elected.
Vacancy in Office. Appointment of Parliamentarian. The person scoring highest on the parliamentary procedure written test shall be appointed by the incoming national president to serve as parliamentarian.
This individual shall have at least one year remaining before being graduated from a postsecondary institution. The Executive Vice Presidents shall: A. The Vice President of Communication shall: A. The Vice President of Membership shall: A. The Parliamentarian shall: A. National Leadership Conference Section 1. A National Leadership Conference shall be held each year. A date and location will be recommended by national staff and approved by the board of directors.
Each local chapter in good standing shall be entitled to send two to four local voting delegates and alternates from its active membership to the National Leadership Conference in accordance with the following: under 50 members—two voting delegates 50— members—three voting delegates over members—four voting delegates The candidate for each office receiving a majority of the votes shall be elected, a majority shall constitute a simple majority of votes.
Voting shall be conducted via the process outlined in Section 3. Voting delegates shall rank their choice of candidates for each office from first to last. In the event no simple majority is reached, the candidate receiving the lowest amount of first rank votes shall be dropped. This will continue until one candidate for each office has received a simple majority. All voting delegates of local chapters shall be officially certified by their respective advisers and their names submitted to the national office postmarked no later than 20 days prior to the National Leadership Conference.
Members at large within each state shall be treated as a single local chapter within that state for the purposes of voting and be allocated voting delegates as outlined in Article VIII, Section 2 of these bylaws.
Voting delegates shall be entitled to vote on all matters which come before the general sessions. There shall be no proxy voting. The quorum for all business meetings of the National Leadership Conference shall be a majority of the registered voting delegates. National Executive Council Section 1. The national officers of PBL shall, with the ex-officio, nonvoting members, constitute the national executive council. The chairperson of the board of directors and the association president and chief executive officer shall be ex-officio, nonvoting members.
The National Executive Council shall: A. Meetings shall be called by the president , or upon the written request of three voting members of the national executive council, upon approval by the association president and chief executive officer.
Voting by Alternative Methods. Committees Section 1. Advisory committees to assist in the growth and development of PBL may be appointed as deemed necessary by the board of directors. Recommendations of persons for such appointments shall be requested of state chapters.
Local and state chapters may select advisory committees to assist in the growth and development of their respective chapters. An officer screening committee, composed of national officers and board members, shall be appointed by the PBL president in consultation with the association president and chief executive officer. The officer screening committee shall, after careful consideration of applicants for offices of PBL, approve candidates for nomination.
Emblems and Colors Section 1. The official emblem and insignia item designs are described and protected from infringement by registration inthe U. Patent Office under the Trademark Act of The manufacture, reproduction, wearing, or display of the emblem shall be governed by the board of directors.
Emblems and insignia shall be uniform in all local and state chapters and within special emphasis groups: they shall be those of PBL. Only members in good standing may use official emblems and insignia. The official colors of PBL shall be blue and gold. Amendment Section 1. Proposed amendments to these bylaws shall be submitted in writing by local or state chapters or by a national officer to the association president and chief executive officer no later than April 1. The proposed amendments shall be submitted for review to the division president and the bylaws committee of the board of directors by April Proposed amendments approved by the bylaws committee shall be returned to the association president and chief executive officer by May 1.
Each state chapter will be sent copies of the approved amendments by May The national executive council shall present approved proposed amendments with recommendations to the local voting delegates at the National Leadership Conference.
A two-thirds vote of the local voting delegates present and casting ballots at the National Leadership Conference is required for adoption.
PBL Chapter Management Handbook
The purpose of PBL is to provide opportunities for post-secondary students to develop vocational competencies for business and office occupations and business teacher education. PBL is an integral part of the instructional program and in addition promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility. Section 2. These members shall hold membership in their respective local, state, and national chapters. Active Members shall be students with an interest in business who accept the purpose of PBL and subscribe to its creed. Active members shall pay dues as established by PBL and may be eligible to participate in state competitive events, serve as voting delegates to the National and State Leadership Conference, hold national and state office, or to otherwise represent their state or local chapter as approved by their respective state or local advisers. Professional Members shall be persons associated with or participating in the professional development of PBL as approved by local chapters.